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Forum topic by Letorix posted 03-06-2012 05:00 AM 993 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Letorix

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03-06-2012 05:00 AM

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I thought a little wood filler and a couple coats of paint and I’d be done.

But for the life of me I can’t get rid of the grain. I know I should have used MDF. BUt I was trying to use up some cabinet grade plywood and sandply for the radius.

Any suggestions? This is just the top I have a lot more to finish too!


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#1 posted 03-06-2012 07:34 AM

Letorix,

When I know I am going to paint something that needs filling, I typically use spackling paste (the same you use on walls). It sands easily and you should take the same precautions as when using it on walls for breathing protection.

You can use it on edges of plywood not not see any layers. On the surface, it will hide most grain. The only precaution is on corners since it after all only spackling paste! It is also cheaper than most wood fillers.

The other choice is the Minwax wood Bondo. This stuff is really good but it does stink, is a little more difficult to sand (same precautions), and is not cheap! I also believe that it may b flammable before it cures!

That has been my experience! Let me know with a PM if you have any issues!

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Trapshter

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#2 posted 03-12-2012 12:34 AM

Timber mate great stuff . It is a water base product. Mix it with water down to a mayonaise consistency spread it across the surface filling all the grain. It dries quick sand back and your on your way
Jm

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#3 posted 03-12-2012 03:00 AM

Trashter,

When I used Timbermate under latex, the Timber mate softened. I don’t know if this is normal but that was my experience and I assumed it was because they are both water based products.

I have used Timbermate on number of other projects with VERY good results, but so not under latex!

Hans

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Trapshter

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#4 posted 03-12-2012 03:20 AM

Yes it will . Thx for mentioning that. The fix is come over with shellac zinsner BIN . Your good to go
Jm

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